Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Power of PixelSense
Samsung's SUR40 for Microsoft Surface: Table, tablet, or maybe both?
Well, it surely isn't very mobile, but it is on pre-order in 23 countries, including the U.S.
The 40-inch touchscreen device, as the name implies, runs Microsoft's Surface software, which is most often found in Surface tables inside Microsoft Stores. The New York Times has done some experimenting with an older version of Microsoft's Surface technology too.
Microsoft and Samsung also showed off the SUR40, which has a 4-inch-thick display, at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and now you can buy one too -- if you've got the cash.
So, how much will it cost and when will it ship?
Obviously the SUR40 isn't meant to compete with Apple's iPad on price or size.
Jason Redmond, a Samsung spokesman, clarified the pricing and shipping details for the Technology blog in an email, saying: Pricing is $8,400 USD for just the display unit and $9,049 with the legs as shown in the photo. It is sold without the legs for customers who are building a tabletop or display furniture around the SUR40. We will start shipping to customers in early January, not long after CES.
I know these are out of reach for us 99%.......but I just get excited about whats coming...and this is something we will all have in the not too distant future.
Of course I'll get one as soon as they ship.....I always have to be first. But as many of you may know...this isn't new....this touch and move stuff......they have just made it way better.....
btw...The Rosie show has turned out to be rather good.